Unlicensed Driver Hits Officer at San Rafael DUI Checkpoint

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 27-Dec-2010

Guillermo Garcia Rodriguez, 48, was arrested and booked into Marin County Jail on a possible felony Marin DUI causing injury on Wednesday night.  Mr. Rodriguez put his car in reverse trying to avoid a routine sobriety checkpoint. Rodriguez backed the car into a nearby gas station.  His failed attempt to escape the Marin DUI checkpoint caused Mr. Rodriguez to hit an officer that was stopped at a gas station. Upon being detained, escaping the drunk driving checkpoint turned out to be a nightmare; the suspect seemed to be intoxicated while also driving without a California license. Although Mr. Rodriguez was suspected to be under the influence, a blood alcohol test turned out to be inconclusive.  The police officer did suffer minor injuries, such as a sprain and some bruising, but was released from the hospital on Thursday.

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